A West Melbourne motorist was high on cannabis as she fled police on the Hume Freeway heading south into Albury at speeds reaching 210km/h, a court has heard.
Sophie Elizabeth Sweeney barely slowed as she went through roadworks at Davey Road north of Albury.
Despite being clearly signposted as an 80km/h zone, Sweeney - who will turn 31 on Saturday - drove through the stretch at an estimated 195km/h.
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Sweeney fronted Albury Local Court via a telephone link to Melbourne.
While she pleaded guilty to the police pursuit charge, she told magistrate Miranda Moody she would contest the charge of driving under the influence of drugs, namely cannabis.
Sweeney was reminded that expert analysis showed she had tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in her system.
Police had also noticed her glazed eyes, her constantly changing emotions and her admission to smoking cannabis that morning.
With that, Sweeney pleaded guilty.
Prosecutor Sergeant Andrew Pike told the court this was "a matter I would suggest where the threshold (for a jail sentence) has been crossed".
Ms Moody said she would not be able to sentence Sweeney just yet as she was precluded from doing so, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, when jail was likely.
"I'm telling you these are serious matters, you have a serious record."
Ms Moody had to repeatedly tell Sweeney to be quiet as she constantly interrupted over the telephone link.
Police were doing speed checks on the freeway north of Bowna Road on June 12 when they saw Sweeney's white Volkswagen Polo hatch approach from the south.
She was travelling at 133km/h.
They followed her, but she soon accelerated to an estimated 210km/h.
After first refusing to stop, she slowed to 60km/h as she pulled into the emergency lane near the intersection of Burma Road.
But she returned to the freeway, hitting 190km/h.
Her car straddled the two lanes for several kilometres, approaching the Thurgoona Drive exit at up to 205km/h.
Police had to use road spikes to stop Sweeney, causing her to slow to 130km/h south of Racecourse Road.
She briefly sped up again before stopping.
Asked about her driving, Sweeney replied: "It was meant to be."
She will be sentenced on October 18.
Sweeney was convicted and fined $200 over her car's registration having expired on April 28.
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